Arizona Senate president: Maricopa County supervisors will hand over election material

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Arizona Senate president: Maricopa County supervisors will hand over election material

By: Jen Fifield, AZ Central, January 20, 2021:

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has agreed to release election material to the Arizona Senate so that the Senate can perform an audit, according to a statement from Senate President Karen Fann.

The announcement comes after a legal battle between the supervisors and Senate that lasted more than a month, and just moments after President Joe Biden was inaugurated.

“I am pleased to announce that after a hard-fought battle to seek information on behalf of Arizona voters regarding the integrity of the 2020 election, we have reached a favorable agreement with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors,” Fann said in her statement. “Not only has the Board agreed to turn over all the relevant information we sought in our subpoenas so that we may perform an audit, but they also acknowledge that the Legislature is a sovereign power of the state and that the county is a political subdivision, and as such, the Legislature has the constitutional and statutory authority to issue subpoenas.”

The Board of Supervisors did not immediately respond to a request attempting to confirm Fann’s announcement.

The Senate first issued two subpoenas to the supervisors on Dec. 15 after repeatedly calling on them to complete an additional independent audit of general election results, even though the routine audit the county already conducted went flawlessly and challenges to the outcome alleging irregularities and fraud failed in court

The subpoenas gave the supervisors three days to respond and produce a voluminous amount of material from the general election, including images of all mail-in ballots, detailed voter information and machines used to count votes.

Instead of responding, the supervisors sued to stop the subpoenas, saying, in part, that state law prohibits the county from turning over copies of ballots and arguing the Senate was overreaching its powers. The supervisors asked the court to decide whether they had to respond.
Judge had asked county, senate to come to agreement

The supervisors, four Republicans and one Democrat, help oversee general elections in the county and are responsible for certifying election results. The supervisors voted on Nov. 20 to certify the results of November’s elections, after spending hours asking county officials questions about the integrity of the election results.

Since the subpoenas were issued, Maricopa County Superior Court judges have considered the intent of the subpoenas, in part to determine whether the Senate had power to issue them.

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